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How To Create The Perfect Winter Care Package*

winter care package

Autumn and Winter is without a doubt my favourite time of year (as I’m sure you’ll know if you’ve been reading my blog for the last few months) but it also means that the temperatures drop significantly, the nights get darker earlier and many people choose to stay indoors instead of heading out.

With this in mind, I began thinking of ways that I could help make sure that people enjoy this time of year as much as possible and when the inevitable winter colds roll around, that they were stocked up with as many essential items as possible.

When Prestige Hampers* got in touch with me about their range of Christmas hampers, I instantly knew that I could use one of the hampers as the perfect care package for someone in need this winter.

winter care package

A good care package should include lots of yummy treats and snacks that can be enjoyed on a cold winter’s day. Things like cheese and crackers are always a fab idea because they usually last for ages and can be enjoyed by yourself or sharing with someone else.

The Highland Oatcakes included in the Christmas hamper* from Prestige Hampers make the perfect addition to a winter care package because they can be eaten on their own or paired perfectly with some delicious cheese.

winter care package

Speaking of cheese, the hamper that I received also contains an array of different cheeses including Wensleydale with cranberries, Waxed Cheese with Red Wine and Chilli and Double Gloucester. While I’m not the biggest fan of cheese myself, I think that cheese would be the perfect addition to any self care package as I know SO many people bloody adore cheese.

This fab Christmas hamper also contains a bottle of Louis Filipe Cabernet Merlot which I think adds a perfect touch of sophistication to any hamper or care package. I think a glass of this wine paired with the cheese and the oatcakes will make the perfect companion on a cold evening while wrapped up warm in front of the fire.

Another perfect addition to this Christmas hamper is a jar of Beetroot and Orange Chutney which I’m sure many elderly people would love to receive as it’s a very comforting thing to eat.

This Christmas hamper is the perfect gift to give to anyone who needs a little extra love this winter but I think it’s an especially thoughtful gift to give to someone elderly to show them that you’re thinking of them. I’m sure my grandma or one of her friends would certainly love to receive one so I’m definitely going to be gifting this to someone who could do with a little extra love this winter.

Other things that you could include in a winter care package:

  • A warm, fluffy blanket
  • A cosy pair of socks
  • Some winter pyjamas
  • A little box of tealights
  • Some delicious fruit
  • Soup – the perfect winter meal!
  • Biscuits
  • Box of chocolates

Winter Care Package

*This post contains samples sent to me for reviewing purposes, all thoughts and opinions regarding care packages and Christmas hampers are entirely my own. Please see my disclaimer for more.

What do you think of this Christmas hamper? Will you be sending someone a winter care package this year? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. 3rd December 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Oh lord this looks perfect, no one has ever made me a hamper and I’m so sad about it as I’ve made so many for other people haha. I love cheese and crackers and all things cosy so I’d absolutely love this!
    Alice Xx

    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 8:16 am

      Aww that’s such a shame! I hope someone reads this and makes you one Alice! Xx

  2. 3rd December 2017 / 10:15 pm

    What a great gift idea!!! I love hampers especially with cheese… and maybe a face mask haha xxxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 8:15 am

      Hahah always a face mask! Xxxx

  3. 4th December 2017 / 7:50 am

    This is such a lovely post and a great idea! It will definitely come in handy for me next winter! x

    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 8:15 am

      Thank you! X

  4. Tania Ribeiro
    4th December 2017 / 8:21 am

    I’ve always wanted to make a hamper but never get around to it! I made one a few years ago for my brother in law but would love to do one for my husband with lots of nice little bits.

    Love Tania

    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 9:25 am

      Ah yeah that would be so lovely Tania! Xx

  5. Emma
    4th December 2017 / 9:12 am

    I love hampers as gifts at Christmas – they are so lovely and I know most people would be really grateful to receive one. This looks like a fantastic selection and I love your ideas of what you could add in as well x

    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 9:25 am

      Thanks lovely xxx

  6. 4th December 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Oh my goodness I know SO many people who would love this.. including myself! What a fab idea I have never even thought of! Cheese is life and this sounds delicious haha!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks lovely! Xx

  7. 4th December 2017 / 6:03 pm

    A Winter care package is definitely a lovely thing to receive when it’s so cold out, I love the bits in your hamper and your suggestions. So many lovely and yummy things! Xx

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you Kristy! Xx

  8. 5th December 2017 / 8:59 pm

    I love hampers for gifts, I’ve made my dad one this year!

  9. 6th December 2017 / 9:28 am

    This looks like pretty much my dream Christmas present! I’m a huge cheese lover, and were my favourite things about coming home for Christmas is enjoying the enormous selection of cheese but my mum always buys for our family! The beetroot and orange chutney actually sounds really nice to me as well, I don’t care that makes me sound elderly hehe, I love it! adding in a cosy blanket, some soup and a box of chocolates, would make this lovely hamper even better!

    Abbey 😇 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      6th December 2017 / 9:53 am

      Aw thank you so much Abbey! Xx

  10. 6th December 2017 / 11:23 am

    I wouldn’t be sending one but I would love to receive one!! I’ve never thought of doing a winter hamper so Thankyou for this idea haha x

  11. 6th December 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I love creating hampers for people with all of their favourite things included – they make for the perfect gift. This hamper sounds amazing, especially for any cheese and wine lover xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      13th December 2017 / 10:14 pm

      I completely agree, thank you Char! Xx

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